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Faith leaders encouraging Missouri residents to find creative ways to celebrate Easter

Multiple Missouri health departments are asking Missourians to Stay and Pray this Easter Sunday by celebrating traditions at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Residents are asked to look for alternative virtual or televised Easter or Passover services instead of attending in-person services. Faith leaders are encouraged to find creative ways to celebrate […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Governor Mike Parson orders Missouri schools to remain closed for the rest of the school year

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced on Thursday, April 9, 2020, that Missouri schools shall remain closed through this school year.  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, along with several school superintendents from across the state made the recommendation to Governor Parson. Alongside Governor Parson, Commissioner Vandeven stated “COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges for all […]

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Confirmed case of COVID-19 reported in Daviess County

A Daviess County resident has been confirmed positive for COVID-19. The Daviess County Health Department reports the resident is in isolation at home and is in contact with health officials. The person’s name will not be released due to HIPAA regulations. Close contacts to the person have already been notified. The health department notes that […]

Medicaid

Audio: Supplemental budget passed by Missouri lawmakers expands Medicaid and funding for child care

One of the Missouri House Budget Committee’s senior members says the six-point-two billion dollar supplemental budget approved by the Legislature on Wednesday expands Medicaid to those impacted by the coronavirus and are below the poverty level. Versailles GOP State Representative David Wood chairs the Appropriations subcommittee on social services.     The budget contains funding […]

Generic City Water

Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant to begin disinfection of water on Friday

The Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant will begin using free chlorine, or a free chlorine conversion, in its water system on Friday, April 10th. Water disinfection involves feeding free chlorine, instead of chloramines, as the disinfectant leaving the water treatment plant. The process will last about three to six weeks and affect customers of […]

Waterfowl at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

Missouri Department of Conservation sets game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations at its April 8 meeting from the Missouri Department of Conservation for the upcoming 2020 migratory-game-bird-hunting seasons and 2020-2021 waterfowl-hunting seasons. 2020 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD HUNTING Mourning Doves, Eurasian Collared Doves, and White-Winged Doves Season: Sept. 1 through Nov. 29 Limits: 15 daily and 45 in possession combined total […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Blunt announces $27.7 million in Coronavirus Response Grants for 29 Missouri community health centers

Senator Roy Blunt, the co-chair of the Senate Community Health Center Caucus, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $27 million in coronavirus response grant funding to 29 Missouri community health centers (CHCs). The funding will help CHCs meet staffing needs, and prevent, diagnose, and treat coronavirus patients. […]

North 65 Center

North 65 Center discontinues “Grab-and-Go” service

The North 65 Center in Trenton has discontinued its “Grab-and-Go” service immediately to comply with Governor Mike Parson’s Stay at Home Order. Administrator Karen Otto notes grab and go was started after the center temporarily suspended its congregate meals. She asks that persons consider home-delivered meals instead. Questions should be directed to the North 65 […]